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Pressroom: Prof. Rob Alexander pens new book on Electoral College

Presidential Electors and the Electoral College: An Examination of Lobbying, Wavering Electors, and Campaigns for Faithless Votes By Robert M. Alexander



Robert Alexander is a professor of political science at Ohio Northern University. He teaches a variety of undergraduate courses, including introduction to American politics, introduction to political science, state and local government, public administration, interest groups and political parties, mass political behavior, mass media and politics, film and politics, presidency, and Congress. He has been published two books examining the role of interest groups in the American political system.

Additionally, his research has appeared in a number of academic journals. Dr. Alexander’s most recent project is a book examining the Electoral College. The book draws upon surveys of presidential electors he has collected with students over the past three elections. In addition to his research, he has been recognized for his teaching through numerous teaching awards. Professor Alexander is a frequent contributor to media outlets, having been interviewed in over 100 instances by print, television and radio media. He has appeared on C-SPAN, MSNBC, and NPR’s Day to Day as well as being cited in newspapers from Japan, Singapore, Slovakia, and Poland.


Quote: "As the campaign heads into the home stretch we see the candidates focusing their time in just a handful of states. The path to the presidency will most likely run through Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Virginia and Ohio. These 'purple' states are coveted by the candidates and will likely determine the winner in November. For better or worse, the influence of these states upon the nation as a whole is due to the much debated, but often misunderstood, Electoral College."
 

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Dr. Robert Alexander
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